If you were to be injured in a road accident in South Somerset that was not your fault that was caused by an imperfection in the road or a piece of faulty or broken street furniture, there will be a chance that you might be able to take personal injury action against your local authority with the help of a decent 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor.
On top of any personal injury compensation you might be entitled to, there will also be a possibility that you may also be able to make a claim for any damage done to your vehicle that occurred as a result of any such accident. Why should you have to lose your no claims bonus as a result of your local council failing in its responsibility to keep the roads safe for public use?
Local authorities and a road accident in South Somerset
Maybe you were hurt and your car was damaged after you were involved in a road accident in South Somerset that came about as a result of you hitting a large pothole that had developed in the road you were using. As local authorities are charged with making sure potholes are repaired as soon as is possible, you may well be in line for a pay-out, especially if your 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor could prove that your local council had been made aware of the offending road imperfection and had failed to take steps to put it right.
You might also be able to claim if you were hurt after your vehicle hit a damaged manhole cover in the road, Again, your local authority would have had a responsibility to make sure that any manhole covers they were responsible for did not pose a risk to motorists. If the manhole cover in question was the responsibility of your local water company, you might have a case against it. Don’t worry if it’s not immediately clear to you which body was responsible for the problem that led to you being caught up in a road accident in South Somerset.
If you’re not familiar with personal injury law, it will not be surprising if this is not immediately obvious. This is where a top 100% no win no fee solicitor will be able to help.
Call the experts
No matter what the circumstances surrounding any road accident in South Somerset that involved the condition of the road or a piece of street furniture that you were involved in, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page if you’d like to explore seeking recompense from the party responsible.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: David Brown